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Geoff Harrison (Mandrake)
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I updated everywhere else, but this is from last friday.  As of next week I'm Director of Technology Operations at GoDaddy.  They brought in Danica Patrick when I got to meet all of the execs there I hadn't met yet, and it was extremely surreal ;)
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Sadly I never noticed that until you pointed it out :)
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The Culture of Corporate Corruption

In my talk at #sxsw yesterday, I talked about a culture of corporate corruption that has been an enabler for the breakdown of our economy. (Specifically, I talked about my experience at the Stanford Directors College some years ago, in which I expected to learn about how to be a good director of a public company, guidance on how best to look out for the interests of the shareholders, and instead was treated to session after session about director liability and how to cover my ass.)

There were a couple of great illustrations of this breakdown of business morality in today's New York Times. The first, and most striking, was Andrew Ross Sorkin's piece about bankers not disclosing conflicts of interest in M&A deals (one example was of a Goldman Sachs banker who owned a significant shareholding in a company being acquired by the company whose interests he was supposedly representing), and the complicity of law firms in whitewashing these conflicts.

The other was about the potential failure of prosecutors to be able to hold MF Global for raiding customer funds in a last-minute attempt to prop up their firm.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/opinion/nocera-is-mf-global-getting-a-free-pass.html?_r=1

These are two of many examples of the pervasive corruption of values that came to a head in the financial crisis of 2008, but has still not resulted in the kind of reforms that we need.

We need a shareholder revolt with a focus on good corporate governance. Thomas Jefferson once said that for liberty to flourish, government should fear the people. There is a parallel notion corporations should fear their shareholders. Right now, corporate leaders continue to act like aristocrats before the French Revolution.
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This is awesome.
With so many brands pre-releasing their Super Bowl creative, there’s an unprecedented amount of pre-game hype around the ads this year (to which we are enthusiastically contributing).
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Does anyone know how to adjust the font size of the sidebar in Lion? Really annoying.
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thanks to Justin Mecham - it is in the General Preferences pane.
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I just happened to be watching the tv at the moment this happened. Awesome.
Amidst the News Corp. hearing comes even more insanity. Breaking news: A man attempts to attack Rupert Murdoch with...a...
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This is pretty amusing.
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new google plus looks awful.
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It doesn't make "awful" on it's best day. We need a new word to describe this catastrophe
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Done a little more work, finished stage 2 of the spinning LED project. It's like the device in Contact, except it will have lights in the center :D
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And you didn't dissapear afterwards?
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Dear UPS: what is wrong with tracking on your website.

Love,
The Internet.
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Dear Geoff,

We lost your package, so we nuked our tracking site to keep you from finding out until it's too late to file an insurance claim.

Your pal,
UPS
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Cleaned up everything at my workbench today to make room for my new bench power supply. Pretty productive.
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my new iSCSI array set on the desk next to me while I configure it before I bother lugging it into the basement onto the server rack.
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Looks so cool!
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This is pretty awesome.
Email. Creative workspaces are clearly getting more noticed in a world where everyone needs to concentrate and enjoy their work. The Three Rings Design Office located in San Francisco was created as a...
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Looks like it is done with a laser cutter. Those can make some impressive things out of just basic plywood. 
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  • Go Daddy
    Director of Technical Operations, 2013 - present
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